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Is it necessary to note the position where your seasonal tires were last mounted?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by NJS1207, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. NJS1207

    NJS1207 Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    New Jersey
    I hope to put my summer wheels/tires back in service this weekend. I am wondering whether I should mark the winter wheels/tires coming off the car in any particular way so that they get rotated correctly when I put them back in service in the fall? I assume you want to avoid the risk that chance leads to one of the four tires getting remounted in the same position, while the other three tires are rotated. Any suggestions, or should I not be concerned about this?
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Mar 8, 2012
    The tires that came off of different axles should also be different in tread depth, unless there are other alignment problems, so it should be easy to tell. Rotation is all about making all four tires wear out at the same time. (For the paranoid or those concerned about conspiracy, it's also about hiding alignment problems.)
  3. William13

    William13 Active Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    South Bend
    I marked mine but there was no need. 7500 miles in 5 months the 19 inch Nokian Rs were brand new on the front and nearly worn out on the back. One of my partners suggested a splint that pulls on my toes to decrease hard acceleration.
  4. huntjo

    huntjo Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    Fort Collins, Colorado

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